Nigerian Celebrities Biography: MI Abaga

MI’s Biography

 

Synopsis:

Jude Abaga aka MI aka Mr Incredible is Nigeria’s top rap artiste, songwriter and record producer. He was born on 4 October, 1981 in Jos, Plateau State where he was raised. His father, a pastor, and his mother hail from Takum in Taraba State. As a young boy, Jude would be found mimicking rap styles of international rap icons like Jay-Z and DMX. During his studies at Calvin College, Michigan, United States, MI performed at concerts and music shows. In 2003 he came 3rd at a Hip Hop show tagged ‘Hiphopera’. His road to fame started from there. Then he came back home and on getting to Nigeria, he saw that the music scene had already been dominated by the likes of Ruggedman, Eedris AbdukKareem. Then he collaborated with his friend, Djinee, and together they started with mixtapes. This shot in to limelight in no time. In Jos, he joined his brother, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, and other artistes and Loopy Music, a record label, was born. Later, after doing many songs under LOOPY MUSIC, he relocated to Abuja. At the time, he was signed to a reputable record label, Chocolate City. Under Chocolate City, MI had produced my hit songs receiving nominations for some of them. Today, MI has become so influential in the Nigerian Music Industry that he has helped discover great talents like Jesse Jagz, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Brymo to mention a few. MI has received several international recognitions through nominations, awards, and performances.

Genre: Hip Hop

Education:

After his secondary education at the Baptist High School, Jos, Jude Abaga went to the US for his tertiary education, at the Calvin College in Michigan.

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘Unstoppable’
  • ‘Number One’
  • ‘Nobody’
  • ‘I’m Hot’
  • ‘One Naira’

Albums:

  • Illegal Music 3: The Final (2016)
  • The Chairman (2014)
  • Illegal Music 2 (2012)
  • MI 2 (2010)
  • Illegal Music (2009)
  • Talk About It (2008)

Awards:

  • (Best Rap Album) 2015 The Headies
  • (Musician of the Year) 2010 The Future Awards
  • (Musician of the Year) 2010 City People Awards
  • (Musician of the Year) 2010 Malaysian African Entertainment Awards
  • (Artiste of the Year) 2010 National Daily Awards
  • (Most Amiable Brand) 2010 Orange Hall of Fame
  • (Best New Act) 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards

Controversies:

MI and Kelly Handsome locked in a controversy when the former mentioned the latter in a hit song. In the song titled ‘Fast Money Fast Cars’, MI said that, though Kelly is handsome but he would prefer Keke or D1 to him. In reaction to the song, Kelly Handsome released ‘Catch Me If You Can’ unambiguously directed at MI. For the fans, this is the moment, for bloggers and social media gossipers time for gist has come. Afterwards, the duo went on to release one song after another bashing each other, making fans and lovers of rap music thirst for more counter punches from the two popular rap artistes. The rivalry was heated up when after MI came out with ‘Beef’, Kelly became lyrically enraged prompting him to release ‘Finish You Boy’.

Social Profiles:

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MI  on Twitter: @MI_Abaga

MI  on Youtube: MI Abaga

MI  on Instagram: @MI_Abaga

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Website: www.miabaga.com

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